Snoring Surgery

snoring surgery, snoring remedies First of all we should say that snoring surgery is not a single procedure that solves all your snoring problems. When we are talking about snoring surgery we are talking about different options that can be applied in order to treat different causes of the problem. That is why determining your cause of snoring is so important and that is why we have created our unique questionnaire. However if our questionnaire has told you that your snoring type is NOT-SOS, BUT or SOS snoring and you have decided that snoring surgery is the only remaining way to treat your snoring, we strongly advise to visit sleep specialist for complete evaluation of your snoring causes. We can just give you some basic information about snoring surgery options and tell you how effective they have appeared to be, but which procedure you will finally opt for should be done only after consulting with a sleep specialist.


Snoring surgery is less effective than most of the snoring remedies. However snoring surgery can appear to be the only way out of your snoring problem in some cases. Snoring surgery offers excellent short-term results, but as many as 65% of patients experience difficulties in long-term period. This happens because your body starts getting accustomed with the changes caused by surgery. Snoring surgery is also much more expensive, than most of the snoring remedies.


Most of the snoring surgery procedures can be done in your doctor’s office using local anesthesia. Here are the most commonly-used snoring surgery procedures:


Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatopasty – LAUP
This procedure is done using Co2 laser for cutting away the uvula, which is one of the most common reasons of snoring. For most of the patients one procedure was not enough to reach the desired result. Usually 2 to 5 LAUP procedures were needed each having its own expenses. However LAUP procedure is absolutely painless and you will experience slight discomfort for only 2-3 days after the procedure.


This is one of the newest snoring surgery options. United States Food And Drug Administration approved coblation in 2000. During coblation procedure radio frequency energy is used for shrinking or completely removing soft tissues, which are located in the airway and block normal airflow.


Tongue Suspension Procedure
Often tongue falls back on the airway while sleeping causing snoring. Tongue suspenstion Procedure which is also known as Repose is done to keep the tongue from falling back. The procedure involves a small screw which is attached on the lower jaw bone in order to keep the tongue from falling back and obstructing airways. This surgery procedure is a bit complicated and you will experience a bit more discomfort for about a week after the procedure, than after LAUP or Coblation procedures.


Beside these options your snoring may require nasal surgery for proper solution. Nasal surgery options are aimed at removing soft tissues that cause obstructions in the nasal airway resulting in snoring sound. However before opting for one of these procedure we once again strongly advise to consult with qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon or otolaryngologist

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